Ten lots by Galileo headline Orby catalogue

Goffs: will host 472 yearlings in its ring during the Orby Sale

PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos) Galileo and Frankel lots headline Orby catalogue By Martin Stevens 4:02PM 10 AUG 2016

TEN lots by perennial champion sire Galileo and three by his hotshot son Frankel feature in the 472-strong catalogue for this year’s Goffs Orby Yearling Sale, which takes place from September 27 to 28.

The auction will be enlivened by 18 yearlings from the dispersal of the Wildenstein Stables Ltd, which go under the hammer at the end of the second session.

Among the draft by Galileo are a colt out of dual Grade 1 winner Dynaforce from Baroda and Colbinstown Studs; a sister to Fillies’ Mile heroine Together Forever, also a half-sister to Prix Jean Prat winner Lord Shanakill from Ballylinch Stud; and a half-brother to high-class racemare Banimpire belonging to Kilcarn Stud.


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The three by Frankel are a half-brother to Group 1 winners Bago and Maxios consigned by Camas Park Stud; a filly out of champion Ramruma from Baroda and Colbinstown; and a colt out of Listed-placed Ship’s Biscuit to be sent up by Voute Sales.

Other eyecatching pedigrees in the sale include siblings to Frozen Fire (a colt by Declaration Of War), Jet Setting (a filly by Fast Company), Lahaleeb (a filly by Kodiac), Limato (a colt by Tagula), Prince Of Lir (a filly by Kodiac), Rizeena (a filly by Iffraaj) and Wizz Kid (a colt by Sea The Stars).

Also on offer is a Shamardal filly out of multiple Group 1 winner Alexander Goldrun, whose Frankel yearling filly sold to the China Horse Club for €1.7 million last year.

Goffs chief executive Henry Beeby said: “This is a milestone year for Goffs as we celebrate 150 years since Robert J Goff was appointed as official auctioneer to the Irish Turf Club, and I am delighted to report that the quality of yearlings buyers can expect from the 2016 Orby Sale more than befits such a significant anniversary.

“The level of demand for Orby places surpassed any previous year which is testament to the strength of the sale in recent times.

“Goffs’ selection team spent the summer visiting leading breeders and walking the stud farms of Ireland, as well as the UK and US, to pick some of the best bred and best looking yearlings anywhere this year.

“Buyers can be assured of more world class yearlings from a sale that has produced a steady supply of Classic winners since its first Derby winner in 1870.”

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